The Lad; Editor will be pleased to receive for publication in the "Women's Corner" items of social or personal news. Sncb items should be full; authenticated, andengagement notices must bear the signatures of both parties. Correspondence is invited on any matters affecting, or of interest to, - women, J>r. and IMrs Ixlgar Reay have returned from a visit to Hanmer Springs. Dr. and Mrs Maxwell Ramsay (Kaiapoi) are spending a short holiday with Mrs Keith Ramsay, Dunedin. Miss Alicia Tothill lias arrived from Australia to visit her sister, Miss Esther Tothill. Miss Lily Donohue and her sister, Mrs Lattimore (St. Albans) left last night for a trip to Adelaide, Sydney, and Melbourne. Mr and Mrs G. H. Congreve have returned to Christchurch from Auckland. Mrs T. Simmons, accompanied by her two sons, motored to Christchurch on Tuesday. Mrs T. Coleman, who has been the guest of her uncle, Mr D. Burrows, "'Spurtleton Downs," Omihi, has returned to Ladbrooks. Miss I. M. Pearce and Mr A. V. Pearce, who have been visiting relatives in Christchurch, returned to Wellington last evening. Mrs W. Little, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs A. Broekie, Island Hills, Balmoral, and Mrs W. Berry, South Crescent road, Spreydon, has returned to her home at Cave, South Canterbury. The engagement is announced of Myrtle Lilian, only daughter of Mr and Mrs E. A. Boby, of Christchurch, to George William, youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs W. Manhire, of Papanui.
Guests at the Clarendon Hotel include Mr and Mrs Wearii (Wellington), Mr and Mrs McCaw. (Invcrcargill), Mr and Mrs P. N. McLean (Ambcrley). Mr and Mrs D. S. Cowio (Melbourne), Mr and Mrs Hewett (Kenya Colony), and the Rev. James and Mrs Mursell (London) arc among the guests at the United Service Hotel. Mr and Mrs H. A. le Cren and Miss le Cren (Fairlie) are staying at Warner's Hotel.
■ The S. George's Hospital cake stall in Everybody's . Picture Theatre tomorrow (Saturday) morning will be in the hands of the S. Margaret old girls, who are working to name a bed in the hospital. They have at present collected about £6O of the £IOO .required. • Recent visitors at York House, Ha timer Springs, include Mrs Thompson, Miss T. Kent, Miss H. Thompson, Miss E. Thompson (Christchurch), Mr E. Paul and Mr S. Paul (Christchurch), Mr and Mrs Hamilton, Mr and Mrs Kirk (Chrittchureh), Mr and Mrs Reddington, Miss E. Reddington, Mr W. M. Reddington, Miss G. Sampson, Mr H. Cornish (Christchurch), Mr and Mrs J. Morris, Miss G. Anderson (Christchurch); Mr J. Morris,- Mr A. George (Christchurch), Mr J. Christie and Miss Ruth Christie (Balclutha), and Mrs Robinson (Waikuku). At the invitation of the president, Mr B. Riley, and Mrs Riley, a very pleasant afternoon was spent on Saturday at Mt. Pleasant on the occasion of the opening of the Tennis Club's pavilion by the chairman of the Heathcote County Council, Mr C. Flavell During the afternoon, a beautiful bduq'uet : of chrysanthemums was presented to Mrs Riley. Amongst those present were:—Mesdames 0. Flavell, J. J. Westgarth, T. Hunter, A. E. Inder, W. Kerr, L Salt, Simpson, J. McTvor. C. F/smonds, V. C. Peters, G. drivers, M. Worrall, A. Morten, F. H. Gale, slid. Hall, Misses Musgrave, Shepherd. B. Cliivers, N. Flavell. B. Salt, and M. B. Riley. Messrs C. Flavell, N. Westgarth,. A. E. Inder, Harison de Thier, Tliomas, Marklew, W. Kerr, L. Salt; ,T. Mclvor. V. C. Peters, Salt, H. Worrall, Hall, A. Morten. F. H. Gale, W: R. Webb,-and R. Towsend. A special dance will be held in the Art Gallery on Saturday evening under the auspices of the Palais de Danse Cqmmittse. Special .features will be syncopated interpretations of the classics by Les Grummitt and baud and several items by Mr David McGill.
"I no longer hate the thought of dishwashing," remarked a lady to her neighbour the other day, "for I have found that, with the aid of Verbena Soap the dishes can be washed in half the- time with everything bright and sparkling, .while my hands remain soft and white." All Grocers sell Verbena Soap. '■■■''■'■ _G
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The death is announced at Gisborne of Sarah Annie, widow of the late Mr Edwin Featon, aged eighty years. Mrs Featon and her husband compiled the well-known publication, "Art Album of New Zealand Flora." a handsomely illustrated w.ork issued by the Government. —Press Association. Recent arrivals at the Hotel Federal include:—Mr T. H. Black (Dunedin), Mr and Mrs Johnstone (Methven), Mr Wm. Trotter (Dunediu), Mr J 13. Brugh (Dunediu), Mr and Mrs Clark (Christchurch), Mrs H. M. Brosnahan (Temuka), Mr and Mrs F. Bullen (Kaikoura). Mr J. Hannon (Picton). Mr D. J. White (Dunedin), Mr D. James (Wanganui), Mr and Mrs Richardson (Auckland), Mr Franks (Mastertonl, Mr J. A. Russell (Masterton), Mr T. Stack (Kaikoura), Misses McPhersnn (Dunedin), Mr C. Newton Smith (Wellington).
The fortnightly meeting of t lie Christchurch branch of the W.C.T.U. 'Was held on Wednesday, when Miss Henderson presided. Apologie were received from Mrs Fuller and Miss Wilkie. A letter was read from Mrs Rowntree, tendering her resignation from the Union because she has been elected president qf the newlv-formed branch of the W.C.T.U at St.* Albans. Her resignation was accepted, memhers expressing pleasure at her election as president. More members promised to canvass for women's signatures for a two-issue ballot paper at the poll nest year. Members were reminded that the next meeting in the second week in May will be observed as Peace and Arbitration Dav.
WEDDINGS. C ARK—WILSON. A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnised yesterday morning at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Papanui, when Mary (Mollie\ onlv daughter of Mr and Mrs D. L. Wilson, Halkett, was married to James Robert, eldest son of Mr and Mrs J. I Carr, Warepa, Otago. The Rev. Father J. Hanrahan performed the ceremony, and also celebrated nuptial mass. The brids.' who was escorted to the altar by her father, who subsequently gave her away, wore a dainty frock of shell pink crepe de chine, with ac-cordion-pleated skirt with hand-made flowers at waist and shoulders. The handsome bridalvcil, which toned with the frock, fell in soft folds from "
Russian coronet or orange blossom, Her shower bouquet was of hothouse flowers. Miss Agnes McNally, a friend of the bride, attended as bridesmaid. She «-6rc an attractive frock of turquoise blue crepe de chine, with long bodice and full skirt finished with a large how in front. She wore a pretty,little Dutch cap and carrico a bsuquet to tone.
Mr D. Wilson brother of the bride, attended the bridegroom as best man. After the ceremony, a reception was held at the Dorothy Tearooms,
Later, the hapnv counlo left fop their future home, the bride wearing a tailored costume of French grey, with powder blue hat and a grey fox fur, the gift of the bridegroom.
blanche— Mclaughlin. St. John's Church, latimer square, was the scene of a.pretty wedding on Wednesday afternoon, when Vera, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs G. H. McLaughlin, of Racecourse Hill, was married to James Edward, son of the late Mr and Mrs T. Blanche, of Motukarara. The Uev. J. F. Coursey was the officiating clergyman. The bride, who Was given away by her father, wore a gown of cream brocaded crepo de chine, cut on straight lines with diamente trimmings, and an apron panel of silver lace. Her embroidered veil, arranged, from a coronet' of orange blossoms and silver leaves,' hung long over, her frock,, and she: carried a bouquet of white roses and .chrysanthemums. The bride was attended by sisters, Pearl and Noelle McLaughlin, who wore crepe suede frocks of wisteria mauve suede and Betty blue respectively, made on similar lines with tiered frills of lace. Their caps of tulle, matching their frocks, were- held in place with shaded leaves.
Mr Fred Blanche attended his brother as best man. As the bride left the church she was presented with a .horseshoe of white flowers, by little Elsie Britliff, niece of the bridegroom. A reception was held later, at Dixieland, where the bride's mother received the guests, wearing a navy tailored costume and a hat of caramel brown. When the bride left for her wedding tour she wore a frock of wine-coloured repp, with pleated skirt and inset vest of fawn crepe de chine. Her hat of velour felt toned with her frock, and she wore a fox fur, the gift of the bridegroom.
WALTON—WHITBY. A wedding of much interest was solemnised at St. John's- Chruch, Woolston, when Ethel (Tine), third daughter of the late Mr and Mrs W. J. AVhitby, of Woolston, was married to Thomas William, second son of the late Mr and Mrs T. Walton, of Staffordshire, England. The Eev. A. H. Acheson, of St. John's Chinch, Woolston, performed the. ceremony. The bride was given away by her uncle, Mr George Osburn', and was attended by her sister, Miss May E. Whitby. After the ceremony the guests were entertained at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs T. C. Hobson, of, Aldwin's road, Woolston. Amongst those present were: Mr and Mrs G. Osburn, Mr J. Hobson, sen., Mr and Mrs F. C. Ball, Mr and Mrs A. G. Taylor, Mr and Mrs H. Bromley, Mr W. F. H. Taylor, Mr and Mrs S. Stewart, Mr and Mrs J. Evans Mr and Mrs A. C. Hobson, Mr and' Mrs Fred Hobson, Mrs Churchill, Mrs K. Evans, Mrs Claxton, Mr and Mr s Sefton, Mr and Mrs H. Elbor'n, Mr T Pitcaithley, Mr C. Pcgg, Mr J). Scott, Masters Walton (2), Hobson (3), Miss A. Offwood, Miss Betty Hobson, Miss R. Williams, Miss E. Cross, Mr aiid Mrs G. Birss, Miss Gladys Ball, Misses Vera and Phyllis Stewart, Miss T McCoughren, Mr F. E. Osburn, Mr /S? D "? sliea » Misses Osburn (2)., Miss Ina Evans, and Misses Hit a and Sylvia Claxton.
BARRETT-FARQUHAR. On Tuesday afternoon, a very pret'tv wedding was solemnised in St. John's ■Church, Lyttelton, when Isabella D I-arquhar, only daughter of Mr and Airs D. l'ijrquhar, was married to Richard JM-ank-. Barrett, only son-of Mr and Mrs F. Barrett. The Rev. J. McCaw officiated.. _ The bride wore a charming frock of ivory crepe do chine with inlet panel ot silver lace and carried a bouquet ot pink and white begonias, maidenhair fern and heather. ■■-. The bridesmaid, Miss Violet Barrett, sister of the bridegroom, wore a- turquoise blue frock trimmed with dainty Pin tucks and tiny pink roses. Mr Harold Harkess acted as best man.
.. After the ceremony the «uests adjourned to the "Nawnai» w tearooms, where the wedding breakfast' was served, ihe bride's mother received the guests in 3 smart frock of amethyst repp with touches of Oriental trimming a,„l hat to tone. The mother of the bridegroom.wore a charming naw wepe de chine and hat of panne velfet with osprey. bi ter ' <he J'W . Co "Ple left for their honeymoon, the oride wearing an at-
CAPILL—ALLISON. ( St. Bartholomew's Church, Kaiapoi, was very prettily decorated with autumn-shaded leaves, chrysanthemums and berries by the members of the Girls' Friendly Society for the marriage of Miss Ivy Robina Allison, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs A. W. Allison, of North road, Kaiapoi, to Mr Victor Canill, of Taihape. The Rev. J. T. Paddison officiated and Mr A. Best provided the nuptial music The bride, who entered the church with her father, wore a beautiful bridal frock of ivory georgette, made with short sleeves, and handkerchief panels on the skirt, while the waist was finished with a silver bird. Her veil of Brussels net bordered with old lace was arranged in mob cap stylo ami held with orange blossoms. Her bouquet was of beautiful cream and white hothouse flowers.
Miss May Allison, sister of the bride, attended as bridesmaid. She wore a dainty frock of pale pink georgette, with a lace_ overdress to match, and a tu!l« cap with wreath of silver leaves. She carried a bouquet of hothouse flowers.
The best man was Mr Roy McClure, of Taihape. After the ceremony, about 60 guests trere entertained at the residence of the Tjride's mother. The hostess wore a frock of bois de rose crepe de chine and a black lint, and carried a bouquet of golden-shaded flowers.
Later, when Mr and Mrs V. Capill left for their wedding trip, Mrs Capill wore a model frock of mulberry repp with pleated georgette vest, a mulberry tailored velour coat with fur collar aik 1 cuffs., and a smart little hat to match.
The future home of the bride and bridegroom will be in Taihape.
TORRANCE-BUERELL. A pretty wedding was celebrated at St. David's Church, Sydenham, on Easter Monday, when Beulah Isabel, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs AV. H. Burrell, Ckristchurcli, was married to James Alexander, eldest son of Mr and Mrs J. Torrance, Dunedin. The Rev. o. D. Webster performed the ceremony, and Miss M. Carmichael presided at the oigan. The bride, who was escorted by her father, wore, a charming frock of' ivory crepo de chine, with trimmings of silver lace. Her handsome embroidered veil fell in graceful folds from a coronet of silver leaves and orange blossom, and she carried a bouquet of hotflowers.
Misses Olive Margaret and Dora Agnes Bnrrel! attended their sister as bridesmaids, the former wearing a shell pink crepe do chine frock, and the latter a mauve crepe de chine frock, both made with pouched effect at the waistline, and trimmed with cream lace. They wore black satin hats and carried shower bouquets. Mr Alexander Torranco attended his brother as best man. and Mr Percv Burroll, brother of the bride, was groomsman.
After the ceremony, a reception was held n t the Dorothy Cafe, where Mrs BurreU received her guests wearing a navy repp frock trimmed with powder blue, and a black hat. He,, bouquet was of red roses and maidenhair fern Mrs Torrance, mother of the bridegroom, wore a French model frock of navy charmaline, made with' the cape effect, and trimmed with gold, and a black hat. Her bouquet was of French marigolds and roses.
.When the bride left for her wedding tour, she wore a smart costume of roso wood repp cloth, and a,, close-fitting hat of grev velvet, friusiietlYat 'Oiie side with a feather mount.
WELSH—DAVIES. ...The wedding was.recently solemnised in. .the.Jewell Methodist Church, of Hannah Mary, elder .daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Davies, of ..Irwell, and Ephrnuh John, second son of the late Mr E. J. Welsh, of Doyleston. The Rev. G. P. Hunt officiated, and Miss N. Doak was the organist. The church had been beautifully decorated. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr E. M. Davies. She wore a dainty frock of cream crepe de chine, prettily smocked, and trimmed with silyer finished with diamente ornaments at the waist. Her embroidered veil was held in place by a coronet of orange blossoms and she carried a shower bouquet of hothouse flowers and maidenhair fern. Miss Gertrude Davies, only sister of the bride, attended. as bridesmaid, wearing a frock of pale blue crepe de chine, with hat to tone, and carried a shower bouquet of pink flowers with streamers to match. Mr Alex Dickie was best man. On leaving the church, the bride was presented with a horseshoe by Miss
Eileen Welsh and with a double horseshoe by Miss Connie Burnett. A reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents. On leaving for the wedding tour, the bride wore a smart frock of cinnamon repp, with bois du rose hat. PLUNKET SOCIETY. At a-committte meeting of the Papanui sub-branch of the Plunket Society there were present:—Mesdames H. It. Smith (president), Polsen, Ockendcn, Heywood, Orbell, Sisson, Tillman, Talbot, Lyon, Corsbie, Mann, Maine, and Miss G. Fryer (hon. sec.). The minutes were read and confirmed. The nurse's report of attendances for March was as follows:—Babies 150, adults 167, older children 27, new cases I. The secretary reported cash in hand £l2 7s, and that the donation box, opened in March, contained £1 10s. The president spoke of the suggestion made by nurse Allan to the Christchurch branch that eacli sub-branch should supply scales to lend to nursing mothers, and it was decided to purchase scales for this purpose. Mrs I>. Sisson was elected treasurer.
Afr-er discussion, it was decided to hold the annual meeting during the 2nd week in May, the arrangements to bo left in the hands of a sub-com-mittee consisting of Mesdames H. R. Smith, Sisson, Mann, Heywood, Marrie, Ockenden, and Miss Fryer. - On a motion by the president, seconded by the secretary, svmpatliy was expressed with Mrs D. E. Millar in the loss of her mother, members standing in silence.
BRIDGE PARTY. A very successful bridge party was held at the residence of- Mrs George Cooper, Fitzgerald avenue, by the Linwood Croquer. Club, in aid of the club's funds. The prizes were won by Mrs. T. Hilson, Miss M. Spence, Miss 0. Watt, and Mrs A E. Smith. Those present included Mesdames Sydney Jones (club captain), F. J. Good, H. Kilner, Chas. McCree, H. Boddington, J. Coleman, T. Hilson, P. Harvey, S. Baird, Spencer Vincent, CPrime, 0. Tustin, A. Bryant, T.. Papps, T. Armstrong, H. J. Young (Sydney) M. Mason, J. Burns, A. Ragg, J. Borthwick. A. T. Smith, Curtis, F. Lewis, W. McKinnev, A. Archenhold. C. Byford, A. Ma'zey, Webb Jones (Wanaanui), M. Brown,'F. Evans A. E. M. Young. Misses Barker, M. Snence, A. Spence, C. Watts, and MWatts.
W.C.T.U. liecently the North Canterbury Dis-. trict Committee of the W.C.T.U". invited the ladies of St. Albans East to meet them, for the purpose of forming a branch of the W.C.T.U. in that district. The meeting/ hold in the Berwick street Presbyterian Church, was presided over the Rev. S. J. Worrell, assisted by 'the Rev. W. S. Todd. After the opening exercises, Miss Henderson explained the object and general work of the W.C.T.U., and Mrs T. E. Taylor spoke of the groat necessity there was to further these aims. The proposal to form a branch in East St. Albans was then put to the meeting and carried unanimously. After Mrs Gray had sung two solos, the following officers were elected: President, Mrs W. W. Rowntrce; secretary, Mrs A. M. Smith; treasurer, Mrs Owcrs. The dispensing of afternoon tea closed a very successful' meeting. *
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